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oscar's Oscar's MC Hi-rez work-in-progress System
IP Address: Last Update: March 03, 2012 at 18:30:05
Amplifier: Dodd Tubed Mono 120s (pair) (stereo)(sometimes)
ML No. 336 x 3 ((350 W/8, 700/4, 1400/2) (multichannel/stereo)
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): EMM Labs Switchman-II (6 channel)
Dodd Battery Powered Tubed preamp (2-channel) (sometimes)
Speakers: Vienna Acoustic Mahlers (fronts and rears)
Vienna Acoustics Oratorio (center)
need to add two (2) rear center speakers when acquire tbd 7.1 preamp

Two (20 JL Audio F113 subwoofers (.1 channel only)
CD Player/DAC: Sony SCD-777ES 2-channel SACD/CD player (sometimes)
Oppo BDP83 SE Blu-ray/DVD-A/SACD/CD player (2/6 channel)
Simmetry DVP Universal player (6 channel)

(sometimes using Proceed AVP DACs for CD playback)
Turntable/Phono Stage: none
Other Source(s): Philips 962SA for MC SACD/DVD (backup);
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: DVD or CD player to Meitner: Kimber Select KS-1030 interconnects (2 channel); KS1021- rear speakers, Silent Source - Center

Pre-amp to amplifiers:

KS-1121 hybrid XLRs - Front and center speaker.

El-cheapo - 11m XLR pair - rear speakers.

Speaker wires:

Kimber Select 3035 speaker wire (mains);

Tara Prime-1000 for rear/center speakers.

Tara Air-3 or Holophonics ICs for AVP to Meitner speaker cables (need to fix)
Kimber Heros - 6 channel SOny BDP-S550 to Meitner.
empirical Audio Holophonic PCs w/Bullet plugsr-3 EMM Preamp to surround amp

Audioquest (AQ) Viper between Proceed AVP and EMM

AQ Audiotruth Emerald XLR cables in reserve

Tara RSC Prime biwire for center and rears
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Sound Applications Reference Line Stage w/ Elrod EPS-3 Signature w/20amp IEC (Sources/Preamp), Tara power strip, Silent source power cord (preamp, 777, Simmetry), Kimber Palladium (main amp)

Lovan Sovereign Racks (2)

Zoethecus amp stand (main amp)

Standesign amp racks (2) - rear/center amp
Tweaks: four (4) dedicated 20 amp circuits

Walker Valid Points for 777ES

Audioquest Sorbothane Little Feet for Pioneer Elite DVD player.

Heavy curtains/throw rug to suppress reflections by brick walls, large windows, and ceramic tile floors.
Room Size (LxWxH): 26 x 19 x 10
Room Comments/Treatments: Acoustically-challenged room needs more help
Experimenting with Kinetics sound panels/bass traps acquired during closeout sale. Also have one (1) set of ASC bass traps for one (1) corner.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Jazz Instrumentals, Classical, Pop/Rock
System Goals/Comments: Upgrading multichannel performance when financially including power conditioners , speaker wire, ICs, power cords.
System Strengths: Meitner Preamp rules ! very transparent and dynamic. Mahlers very easy to listen at any volume level

HT Clarity with AVP, everything seems to be 'crystal clear' for Home theater; probably due to AVP, midrange from main speakers but room 'swallows' bass; Dual JL Audio F113 subs rock (HT mode only)
System Weaknesses: Need to add serious room treatments.. Room still needs serious 'tweaking'.

Bass could be be better (main and rear speakers start to roll off significantly below 40 Hz.

Can't afford (yet) to use identical speakers/ICs/cables/amps for multichannel.
Video/HT System: Integrated
TV/Projector: Sharp XV-Z10000 DLP HD2 Front Projector
Stewart Firehawk 110" screen

Dishnetwork HD811 OTA tuner/satellite receiver
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: Oppo 83SE multichannel analog outputs directly to Meitner Switchman for DVD/Blu-ray playback.
Proceed AVP for DD processing on satellite programming, preamp/DAC output to Meitner Switchman.
Levinson No 336 amps for front/center/rears
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): Vienna Acoustic Mahlers (rear)

Vienna Acoustics Oratorio (center
Two (2) JL Audio F113 subwoofers
Revel B-15 Subwoofer (retired)
Sources (DVD/VCR): Oppo BDP-83SE Blu-ray/SACD/DVD-A player
Simmetry DVP Universal player (same as above)
Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player (backup only)
Phillips 962sa DVD-V/MC SACD player (same as above) (interim solution only)

Pioneer Elite DV-05 DVD/CD player (same as above)
Pioneer Elite CLV-53 Laserdisc player
Other HT Gear: Bedroom system with:
Pioneer Elite Kuro Pro-151FD 60" Plasma TV
Revel B15 subwoofer (uses Kuro subwoofer audio output)
LG BH-100 Blu-Ray/HD-DVD HD video combo player
Sony BDPS-550 Blu-ray player
Dishnetwork 722 HD DVR/Receiver

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